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Minister warns of stern action if public transportation flout health guidelines

| Updated: May 30, 2020 22:26:15


Minister warns of stern action if public transportation flout health guidelines

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday warned that stern action would be taken against those who do not follow the health guidelines during the movement of public transportation amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, reports BSS.

He issued the warning while speaking at a view-exchange meeting through videoconferencing from his official residence.

Bangladesh Road Transportation Authority (BRTC) held the view-exchange meeting with transport owners and workers at its Banani office in the city.

Quader, also Awami League General Secretary, said: “The BRTC imposed conditions on the movement of public transport and I urge all the passengers, transport owners and workers to meet the conditions properly.”

He said once all concerned follow the conditions, the passengers’ safety could be ensured amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Action would be taken against the public transports which fail to follow the government’s instructions, he said.

The road transport and bridges minister said the public and private offices are going to reopen tomorrow, while the movement of public transports will resume on June 1 next.

“We continue the discussion with transport owners and workers and other stakeholders concerned, and all have agreed to follow health guidelines.

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